Friday, January 23, 2009

When is enough enough?

Do you remember the USS Liberty?

".... Moreover, festooned with antennas, the Liberty had a very distinctive profile and was flying a huge American flag. Yet the US Congress never held an inquiry into Israel's culpability (the only time in our history Congress failed investigate the root causes of a Naval disaster) and the DoD inquiry was as a disgraceful white wash."
Hosing Obama Israeli Style

"The crowd that gathered outside New York’s City Hall on Jan. 7 included a lot of Jews like me. We were there to protest Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s enthusiastic support for what the Israeli army is doing in Gaza. For years now, many American Jews have been begging the U.S. government not to use us as an excuse for sending Israel the helicopters and the F-16s."
Bruce Robbins: It’s past time for U.S. to cut off Israel

Investing with Madoff is the last of a 4 part article (links to 1st 3 are included) that does, guess what? looks like an exhaustive indictment of the SEC for letting Madoff get away with his ponzi scheme. This is justice coming, you say? Is it really, or does it set the stage for - guess who? - you, the taxpayer, to wind up holding the bag as Gov't agencies are sued and payments are doled out to the losers from - guess where? - the US Treasury, which gets it's money from - guess who? - you.

"The question must be asked: Who runs America? Prime minister Olmert of Israel, who has been forced to stand down because of allegations of corruption, telephoned President Bush to make the latter alter his orders to his Secretary of State to support a mild resolution in the UN Security Council that called for a ceasefire in Gaza. The barely believable transcript of Olmert's boasting of his success is on public record. He said:

"I [Olmert] spoke with him [Bush]; I told him: You can't vote for this proposal. He said: listen, I don't know, I didn't see, don't know what it says. I told him: I know, and you can't vote for it! He then instructed the secretary of state, and she did not vote for it."

There is no other head of government in the entire world who could say such words to the president of the United States. And will Olmert's successor be able to speak with Bush's successor in the same way and with a similar result?"


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